Tag: racer

Corvette vs. Jaguar at the Concours d’Elegance of America

If there was an Olympic event for world class car shows, Pebble Beach, Amelia Island and the Concours d’Elegance of America (formerly Meadowbrook) would all complete for the gold medal. Any (or all) of these 3 prestigious shows should be on your must-attend list. When we heard that there was going to be Corvette vs

  Comments | By - August 2, 2012

1964 Corvette Supernova Racer Heading to Russo and Steele Monterey

By definition, a supernova is the explosion of a star during which the star’s luminosity can increase by up to 20 times and most of the star’s mass is blown away at a high velocity. By our definition, a Corvette racecar can explode around treacherous racing circuits at equally high velocities. Here’s your chance to

  Comments | By - July 11, 2012

2012 Bloomington Gold: The Great Hall

Last weekend Bloomington Gold formally inducted the 2012 honorees into The Great Hall. The 3rd class of cars features the earliest known production Corvette, 2 very famous racecars, and arguably the most famous Corvette styling car of all time. The diverse list of people and organizations consists of a Lemans winning racer, the founder of

  Comments | By - June 27, 2012

Tony Meehan’s 1958 Corvette Stands as a Tribute to His Father

Anyone who has restored his father’s old car can understand exactly where Tony Meehan is coming from. As he stands in front of his dad’s 1958 Corvette that he bought new, Tony tells a poignant story about a car that is obviously more than just a car. “I grew up around race cars,” he says.

  Comments | By - June 11, 2012

RIP “Marietta Bob” Johnson – “Everyman’s Corvette Racer”

The Corvette racing world lost another legend this month when Robert D. “Marietta Bob” Johnson passed away on May 7, 2012 at age 85. He earned the nickname “Marietta Bob” to differentiate him from his racing partner, “Columbus Bob” Johnson. They were named for their hometowns in Ohio. Marietta Bob didn’t start racing until he

  Comments | By - May 19, 2012

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